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Jack Dickey: Where is Ex-Deadspin Reporter Now?

Netflix’s ‘Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist’ chronicles the tale of a prolific senior high school American linebacker, Manti Malietau Louis Te’o, who fell under the traps of an on-line catfishing account that sent his specialist occupation and also individual life in a spiral. Manti Te’o was a climbing star, having joined the prominent establishment of Notre Dame on a football scholarship and meteorically rising to be the following large thing in American football.

Manti Te’o’s currently inspiring tale obtained a Hollywood twist when he shed both his granny and also long-distance sweetheart, Lennay Kekua, in a span of 24 hours, as well as yet saw Notre Dame to the championship game. Underneath all the shine and also polish was a troubling twist that was discovered by two Deadspin reporters– Jack Dickey as well as Tim Burke. That is Jack Dickey, and where is he now? Let’s learn.

Who is Jack Dickey?

Born and increased in the community of Guilford in Connecticut, Jack Dickey was working as an unpaid team writer at Deadspin, getting paid “in sandwiches and also a periodic container of booze” when he received an anonymous pointer that declared Manti’s dead girlfriend never ever existed. With the help of his colleague Tim Burke, Jack set on to unwind one of the fastest dispersing Deadspin reports ever before.

A 2009 Philips Academy graduate, Jack was just a senior studying English at Columbia University at the time. Calling the entire investigation process “strange,” Jack shared that the fact that Manti “was somehow attached to this was only fitting.

Jack even more exposed exactly how the whole group brought all of it together.” [Deadspin editor-in-chief] Tommy Craggs and also Burke aided me research study on Friday afternoon, and then Tim and I invested all weekend, and all of Monday and most of Tuesday, checking into the mystery of this story. [Writers] Dom Cosentino as well as Tom Ley made a lot of phone calls after that also. Craggs and [ handling editor] Tom Scocca edited things on Tuesday evening and also Wednesday early morning, and afterwards we were essentially ready to go.”

The report not only brought the catfishing tale to the leading edge however also included 2 NFL gamers– Manti as well as Marques Tuiasosopo, who was a relative of the perpetrator, Ronaiah ‘Naya’ Tuiasosopo. Manti’s track record took a big hit, and he got grabbed in the NFL second draft only, costing him “not just his dignity in some ways however millions and numerous bucks,” as stated by Sports broadcaster Alex Flanagan.

Where is Jack Dickey Now?

In July 2013, nearly six months considering that the story he worked upon made nationwide headlines, Jack Dickey left Deadspin after functioning there since January 2011. While there, Jack created function accounts on Former United States Representative Jason Chaffetz, statistician Nate Silver, television individuality and chef Alton Brown, and also President as well as CEO of Warner Bros.

At just 24, Jack landed the chance to write a cover story on Taylor Swift in 2014. Talking about Jack’s determination at New York Daily News Innovation Lab’s ‘Conversation Series,’ Edward Felsenthal, now Editor-in-Chief and CEO sometimes, said, “First week he strolled in with the concept, as well as said he declined to compose it till he had accessibility to Taylor Swift. With the perseverance of a person of more experience than he actually has, he reached her as well as damaged news in his cover story and also wrote attractive 2,000 word item.”

After over three years at Time Magazine, Jack moved as well as left the job on to work as a full-time Staff Writer at Sports Illustrated. He showed up in ‘The Best American Sportswriting’ in 2014 and also was awarded the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter in 2015 by the New York Press Club. He belongs to The NewsGuild of New York as well as Communications Workers of America. Interestingly, Jack came to be a two-time Jeopardy! Champ in 2018, heading residence with a check of almost $50,000. Jack is a longtime-Mets follower and also usually shares his frustration when his preferred baseball team does not produce encouraging results.

When asked what he ‘d be if not a journalist, Jack informed New York Guilds, “I would certainly be basic manager of the Mets. Or a federal district attorney. And I ‘d bring fees against the Mets for all the damage they’ve brought upon.” When he is not reporting, Jack likes to prepare, enjoy sports as well as read. When sharing his opinions on pop culture, national politics, and whatever in between, he is additionally fairly energetic on social media and also doesn’t dice words. At present, Jack lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, where he functions as an editor and author covering culture, national politics, media, and also sports.

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